Newswire: Jesse Eisenberg says Comic-Con not quite “genocide” bad, still terrible

Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice star Jesse Eisenberg unwittingly wandered into a linguistic minefield yesterday when he compared the experience of attending Comic-Con to “probably some kind of genocide” in an interview. And while the offhand use of the word “genocide” tends to produce some strong reactions, aside from the most fanatical Twitter-shamers most people didn’t take his words literally, because sarcasm is a thing, and also because for anyone who isn’t into being herded like cattle Comic-Con can be awful.

Regardless, Eisenberg has been asked about—and clarified—his comments in several subsequent interviews. (He’s been doing a lot of them lately, as he’s currently promoting his movie The End Of The Tour.) Initially, he stuck with the whole “genocide” line of argument, saying, “Maybe on some cellular memory level, that’s the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience…Even if …

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